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Prof Amanda Pyman



Dean, Deakin Business School


Faculty of Business and Law


Office of the Exec Dean B&L


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Univ. of Kent at Canterbury, 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2004
Bachelor of Commerce, Monash University, 2000

+61 3 924 46170


Amanda is a Professor in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and Head of the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. In a career spanning thirteen years in higher education, Amanda has worked in Australia and internationally and is currently the Head of the Department of Management in addition to holding a professoriate position. Amanda has established a strong track record as a researcher in the areas of employee voice, employee engagement and employee workplace participation, both in Australia and internationally. 

Amanda has utilised Australian and international workplace data and worked with small and medium-sized firms in the UK. Amanda’s publication record includes over 37 journal papers, book chapters and books. Amanda’s work with industry has primarily been concentrated in the small and medium enterprise sector, but she has also worked with key government bodies such as Fair Work Australia, in addition to receiving federal teaching and learning funds to undertake and complete a project on graduate employability and the use of business cases in management education from 2014 to 2016. Amanda is also an Associate Editor of the Human Resource Management Journal.

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Research interests

  • Employment relations
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Employee participation and involvement (voice)
  • Trade Unions in the Retail Sector


  • Teaching Fellow, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick UK.
  • CAHRI, Australian Human Resources Institute.

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Emplyment Relations
  • People Management

Units taught

  • MMM132 - Management


  • Australian Bureau of Statistics - NDAC Future Operating Model


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Women entrepreneurs in Australia and Vietnam: Building capacity, building relationships

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Dr Huong Le, Prof Amanda Pyman

DFAT Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant

  • 2021: $56,160

Other Public Sector Funding

Transforming DAPM: Business Process Improvement to realise a transformed NDAC

Prof Amanda Pyman, A/Prof Ambika Zutshi, A/Prof Matt Mount, Dr Heather Round, A/Prof Ahmed Ferdous

Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 2018: $120,000
  • 2017: $50,063

A Vision for the Future: NDAC Future State Implementation

A/Prof Matt Mount, Prof Amanda Pyman, Prof Andrew Noblet, A/Prof Andrea Vocino, Prof Michael Polonsky, Prof Rens Scheepers

Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 2019: $786,112
  • 2018: $363,636


Principal Supervisor

Muhammad Umer Ijaz

Thesis entitled: Feedback and Employees' Creativity and Innovative Behaviour at Work

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management


Jagvinder Brar

Thesis entitled: The Impact of Humour Style Congruence on Person-Supervisor Fit

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management


Paul Saintilan

Thesis entitled: Managerial Orientations and Beliefs in Large Music Organisations

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Associate Supervisor

Karen Quilloy

Thesis entitled: Antecedents of the Social Impact of Social Enterprises

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management


Emma Winston

Thesis entitled: Transformative Value Outcomes of Tailored Arts Services

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Marketing


Kim Encel

Thesis entitled: Women's Professional Sport: A Case Study of the AFLW Evolution

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management


Dominik Safari

Thesis entitled: An Ecosystem Approach to Evaluating a Cultural Event: A Regional Festival Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management


Sarah Kimberley Steen

Thesis entitled: Greening The Bank' s Environment: An Examination of Employees' Recycling Behaviours

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Ling Qi

Thesis entitled: Factors Influencing Human Resource Management Practices in Chinese Multinational Companies Operating in Australia: An Exploration

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management